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How to Replace Tailgate Glass Support Struts 07-14 Chevy Suburban

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How to Replace Tailgate Glass Support Struts 07-14 Chevy Suburban

Created on: 2021-01-16

New Lift Support from How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a weak or sagging hood or hatch strut on 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Chevy Suburban.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tailgate Glass Support Struts
    • Lift the glass
    • Have an assistant hold the glass
    • Pry out the clip with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the strut off of the stud
    • Repeat the process for the other end and side
  2. step 2 :Installing the Tailgate Glass Support Struts
    • Press the strut onto the stud until it snaps

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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The rear glass struts aren't used that often, so sometimes they don't go back, or sometimes because they're never used and they go bad. Generally, you want somebody to hold up and small right-angle pick and work under the clip here. Usually it's best to just pull the clip right off, and the strut comes off, and then the same thing at the top. Pull on the strut while you remove the clip and it comes off.

Here are the original worn out ones from the vehicle and the new ones from 1A Auto. It's exactly the same, just no optional dirt, and they're going to go on to fit and function the same and this you can use for both. You never know which one's bad, so it's always a good idea just to replace these in pairs.

To reinstall, have someone help hold up, push on, and you may have to twist them. Do the same thing on the other side. Make sure it's on there tight. Lift up and down and lock the other one in place. Now, if your glass is sagging or not supported well, you fix the problem, and the glass you always want to put it down lightly and then just press firmly on that handle.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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